Arriving at Shannon Airport, you are met by our own transport.
You will be transferred by bus to our first nights accommodation
near Tralee. You will have time free to acclimatise with a
walk around before our welcome drink in the
evening, hosted by your guide for the tour.
Heading out from Tralee we have an easy day to get our walking legs under us. We
gradually ascend enjoy a wonderful walk along the Slieve Mish Mountains
from Tralee overlooking Tralee Bay and North Kerry. We finish the walk in the small village
of Camp before transferring back to Tralee where we enjoy an evening meal in a local restaurant.
Today we cross the Dingle Peninsula from north to south by way of a spectacular old farmer’s
track across the plateau. On the way we have time to visit a genuine old famine village.
We finish along further easy paths into lovely village of Annascaul, where we are met
by our transport to transfer to Dingle (where we stay for our next 3 nights).
This evening we enjoy a dinner together in one of the many excellent local restaurants
in the town of Dingle.
This is a day for your cameras! Heading up by the Bothar Dorcha (The Dark Road) we ascend Mount Eagle
and enjoy the impressive
views from Slea Head. Each hour is filled with new sites – we
pass beehive huts, promontory forts and breathtaking views over
the sea cliffs to the Blasket Islands out in the Atlantic swells.
We transfer back to Dingle for our overnight stay and dinner.
Transfer to Dunquin. In the morning there should be the opportunity to
visit the Dunquin Heritage Centre (admission not included). We
then travel by boat (weather permitting) to the Blasket Islands – now deserted,
as the last inhabitants left here in 1954. The Great Blasket
has over 1,100 acres of unspoilt largely mountainous terrain
and provides the opportunity for many scenic walks before we
return to the mainland in the late afternoon. Transfer back to Dingle for our overnight stop.
Today’s walk is a magnificent one. Following our
transfer toward Brandon Creek we commence the ascent of Brandon Head
climbing alongside the steep cliffs to a height of approximately
700m. We pass the shoulder of Masatiompan (which affords views
of Brandon Mountain itself) and is marked at the highest point
by a 3,500-year-old Ogham Stone. We then descend to Brandon Point
with views over Brandon bay toward Castlegregory and Rough Point.
Turning back south we follow a path to the village of Cloghane
here we spend our last two nights .
Our last day’s walking is a spectacular one and takes us into
the heart of the Brandon range. We enjoy a walk to the famous
‘paternoster lakes’ and are afforded views over Brandon Bay and Fermoyle Strand.
If the weather holds and if all the group concur may be able to continue to the top of
the historic Brandon Mountain before we return to Cloghane for our farewell dinner and a
final immersion in the unique craic of the Irish!
After breakfast, we offer a courtesy transfer to Tralee Bus/Rail Station arriving there at approx 09:45 to 10:00.
From there you can find bus connections to Shannon Airport (3 hrs 20 mins approx) and Cork Airport (2 hrs. 50 mins approx), in addition
to rail links to Dublin and the rest of Ireland.
We offer a number of different start dates for our Dingle Way escorted walking holiday throughout the year. To see the current
available start dates please check out the latest schedule which also has our up-to-date prices.
- 7 nights' accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in Irish
Tourist Board approved hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs (normally
with en-suite facilities).
- Meals consist of a full Irish breakfast each day,
packed lunch on walking days, and an evening meal. Drinks are not included.
- 6 Days Walking with an expert Irish Guide who accompanies the group for the duration of the holiday.
- Luggage transfer each day, route description and maps.
- Courtesy transfer (only on Saturdays) at 12:00 from Shannon Airport, 14:00 from Cork Airport and 16:00 from Kerry Airport to your first accommodation.
Transfers to Killarney Bus/Rail Station at the end of holiday (within our timetable).
For more information on Ireland visit the Tourism Ireland website at Discover Ireland - www.discoverireland.ie.
Flight schedules and information on Shannon
Flight schedules and information on Kerry
Flight schedules and information on Cork
For information on trains to Killarney and Tralee, visit the Irish